Australian scientists have potentially made a huge discovery that is expected to prevent thousands of miscarriages and birth defects. The team at the Victor Chang Institute in Darlinghurst, found that a deficiency in a vital molecule, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), prevents a baby’s organs from developing correctly in the womb.
The study also found that prevention is simple and affordable, by including a common dietary supplement – Vitamin B3 (Niacin).
“We have identified a new cause of birth defects and multiple miscarriages but really importantly have identified a possible prevention and that’s in the form of Niacin, or Vitamin B3,” said Professor Sally Dunwoodie, lead researcher of the study.
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